Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Expert Forum
Results of PFT explanation
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding COPD, coughing/wheezing, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung infections, pollution, smoking, treatment for COPD and what causes COPD.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Results of PFT explanation

FVC (L) 5.69 3.46 60%
FEV1 (L) 4.27 2.52 58%
FEV1/FVC(%) 75 73 96%
FEV3/FVC(%) 89
FEF 25-75%(L/sec) 3.36 1.63 48%
SVC (L) 5.69 3.46 60%
IC (L) 3.82 2.49 65%
ERV (L) 1.87 0.97 51%
TLC (Pleth) (L) 8.22 4.71 57%
RV (Pleth) 2,65 1.25 47%
TGV (L) 4.40 2.22 50%
RV/TLC (Pleth) (%) 34 27 78%
DLCOunc (ml/min/mmH) 40.41 26.50 65%
DLCOcor (ml/min/mmHg) 40.41 27.56 68%
DL/VA (ml/min/mmHg/L) 4.92 5.34 108
VA (L) 8.22 5.16 62%
Hgb (gm/dL) 12-18 13.3

Please explain readings.
Thank you
242587_tn?1355427710
Assuming that your effort in the performance of this testing was satisfactory or optimum, and the conduct of the testing was technologically sound, the results suggest what is called Restrictive Lung Disease, with a very slim chance that the results are at the lowest limits of normal.  In other words, the volume of your lungs is reduced, there being a fair number of causes of such a reduction.  The opinion of a lung specialist, one familiar with your symptoms and overall clinical status, would be much more likely to be valid than any interpretation based on the numbers alone and his/her educated assessment may require further testing such as a CT Scan of the Lungs..

If anything, “normalization” of the diffusing capacity when corrected for your actual lung volume, is encouraging.

Good luck

2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank you. I have since heard from my doctor at the VA and they gave me the same answer you did. They are suppose to be setting up further test.
Again, thank you.
Blank
This Forum's Experts
242587_tn?1355427710
David Tinkelman, M.D.Blank
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Asthma Tracker
Asthma Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank